EU Team Condemns Attacks, Assassinations In Nigeria Close To Election

The EU Election Observation Mission EOM condemns the recent acts of severe and coordinated incidents of violence, in particular the recent assassination, and urges authorities to hold those responsible to account.

In a statement the Chief Observer Barry Andrews calls on all electoral stakeholders to engage in a manner that reflects the spirit of the Peace Accord signed on 22 February on election day and in the days that follow as votes are counted and tabulated, and results are announced.

The mission urges security agencies to fulfill their
responsibilities and ensure an enabling environment for peaceful elections.

It the EU Observation Mission has been following the preparations for the general elections, including the just concluded campaign activities and the conduct of political parties and candidates as well as otherstakeholders.

The statement urges ones anyone concerned about the conduct of the elections or its outcome to channel through designated election tribunals and courts as provided for in the laws of Nigeria.

It says the EU Election Observation Mission will continue to observe the electoral process, including the transparency of the election administration, the impartiality of security agencies, and the independence of the judiciary.

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